grade classes from across the United States on a race from the birthplace of our first U.S. president to the birthplace of next president, Barack Obama. Each class will be a team, and the team that
gets there the quickest, spending the least amount of money, and stopping all all the identified birthplaces will win. It is
that simple. Or is it???
Class teams can make
their trip by land and water but they are not allowed to travel by air. Click on the Forms button to access the
online forms and download spreadsheets for tracking the methods of transporation
by which the teams will travel. The teams will also use online forms to
log their expenses, distance, time, weather, landmarks and historical
sites seen while on their journey. The team will need a login password
in order to enter their data online.
be three videoconferences during the program. The first will be to kick
off the race on January 22, 2009. There will be a mid-point
connection just to check our progress. The final connection will be hopefully a connection with a class from the finish line of the race. This final videoconference connection
is tentatively scheduled for the afternoon on a day in mid-April.
join the great race, contact the distance learning coordinator in your
County Educational Service Center
North Central Ohio Educational Service Center